Vegetative Growing Stage of the
marijuana and cannabis plants.
This chapter assumes that you have
germinated your seeds and now have little marijuana
seedlings starting to grow. If you took our advice
and have some nutrients in the soil, then this stage can
be a fairly easy stage to get through.
& Humidity: Room temperature should stay
between 72 - 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Yes, I could
say 78 is ideal, but if you can retain your room
temperature in this range, you should be fine.
Sometimes, being exact will drive you nuts, and
sometimes you NEED to be exact. Your humidity is
good if 45 - 65 percent can be maintained in your
vegetative grow room. Oh, and yes, your room can get to
60-65 degrees Fahrenheit at night (lights out) without any problems.
Lights: Your lights should now be ON for 16 to 20 hours per day (24
hour period) - Light timers or outlet timers control
this for you. When your lights come on we'll call this
dawn (4:00 a.m. or whatever) - remember this for later.
You should only water your marijuana plants when they
are dry... not damp, let the top of the surface actually
get crusty dry.
Be sure to let your plants get
dry before watering again. Besides appearance, you
can "lift" the plant and check it's weight. When
really light - you know the plant is dry.
Be sure to keep fresh air moving through your grow room.
This is critical in keeping healthy plants. This
also helps you keep a stable temperature and humidity
level. Be sure you have an exit area for air to
escape and replenish the room (even at night). Do not
blow constant wind on any
plants, keep it moving, not blowing ON the plants.
are 3 main components to plant fertilizers; Nitrogen
(N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K). Depending on
what stage of growth your marijuana is in, determines
the nutrients. If you use in-water nutrients, be careful
of how much and how often... reading the label could
help prevent harm to your plants. I only water
nutrients every-other watering.
this vegetative stage of growth your plants will like a
few things like Nitrogen. If you have used a potting
soil with nutrients or plant food enhanced soil, then it
probably has a good concentrate of Nitrogen already.
Grow Tips for more custom soil information and
This Hawaiian marijuana plant is ready to
move into flowering.
It is vibrant, green, strong, multi-branched, and about
20" inches tall.
It is recommended that you allow your plants to get in a
number of weeks of strong vegetative growth. Your
plant should be 18" inches or taller, and have at least
4-6 leaf branches before moving them into the
Some plant types (strains) take longer periods to
attain the same height or leaf levels, it helps the
plant to be strong before leaving the vegetative stage.
We want plentiful and potent buds, most seeds have
recommended terms listed for the strains purchased.
You are controlling this plants "summertime" right now,
keep this in mind and it may help. When you grow
indoors it is sometimes preferable to prune or trim your
plant before it reaches these heights... some marijuana
plants can easily exceed 8 feet at peak (there are ways
to control this indoors too).
SEX: Don't worry
yet - you may not know or be able to tell yet what sex
your plant is... (unless you bought female seeds or you
took it from
female clones). You WILL be able to define the
sex of your plants once you move them into the flowering
stage of growth. More on that in the
Indoor Gardens can be
No dry periods
when you control the grow
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